Can’t decide which areas to mount the light strips from your LEDGlow Motorcycle Lighting Kit? How many LED strips do you have with your kit? Let us help you choose the best locations to mount the LED lighting strips on your Harley, Cruiser or Sports Bike regardless if it’s a 6 Piece Kit, 12 Piece Kit or 20 Piece Kit. Below, you’ll see two images of two different types of motorcycles, a Harley Davidson Sportster and a Honda CBR, with the numerous mounting location possibilities on each. Whether you have an Advanced Million Color Kit, Advanced Single Color Kit, Classic Single Color Kit, Million Color Pro or Million Color Mini Kits, the locations featured on the images are acceptable for any of our motorcycle lighting kits regardless the type of strip or tube it is. The 3 main mounting locations on any Harley or Cruiser are under the gas tank, the frame and fender strut. The main areas to mount your lighting strips on a Honda or any other sports bike are under the tail, swing arm, and the biggest fairing opening. However, before you mount any strip, please make sure you carefully read the rest of this post and follow the installation steps.
First, the most important thing to remember before you mount the strips is to make sure that the mounting location is away from any moving parts and that the area is not emitting high temperatures of direct heat. This is extremely important because if a light strip is not properly mounted to an area near a moving part of your bike, the power wire could obstruct with the part and rip the strip or tube right off. The best way to avoid this is to properly clean the mounting surface with rubbing alcohol and prep the surface with 3M® Adhesion Promoter, which creates an extra layer of adhesion between the LED strip and your bike for a much stronger bond. Then, you’d run the power wires to the control box location and secure the wires to the frame of your bike with the included zip ties. If a strip is mounted to an area that gives off high temperatures of direct heat, it will melt the plastic of the strip and could cause the entire kit to malfunction.
A few high risk mounting locations near the moving parts of your motorcycle that you should proceed with extreme caution or avoid completely are near the wheels, swing arm, fork, belt and/or chain. As I mentioned above, the motorcycle lighting strip or power wire could interfere with any of these parts and forcefully tear the strip from your bike. Locations that can reach high temperatures of intense heat, including directly on the engine and exhaust pipe should be avoided as well. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the mounting locations discussed or shown, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly and we’ll be more than happy to assist you. As always, please continue to ride responsibly, be aware of other the motorists around you and make yourself more visible while riding at night.